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Percussionist Nick Mancini brings his talents to Fayetteville

Nick Mancini plays the vibraphone, marimba, and is a composer as well.
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Nick Mancini plays the vibraphone, marimba, and is a composer as well.

The 25th annual KUAF and Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society Summer Jazz Concert Series closes this weekend with the Nick Mancini Collective Saturday night at the Walton Arts Center. Robert Gisnburg, host of KUAF’s Shades of Jazz interviews with Nick Mancini.

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Robert Ginsburg is the host of KUAF's <i>Shades of Jazz</i>.
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